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The Decadent World-View: Selected Essays

by Brian Stableford

The new collection features 14 essays relevant to the Literary Decadence movement, including pieces on: Joris-Karl Huysmans, Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Aloysius Bertrand, Théophile Gautier, Victor Hugo,...


Dear Prudence

by Amanda Grieme

Synopsis: An eccentric psycho-med guinea pig masked behind a guise of beauty and eloquence, Ana is plagued by confusion due to her bipolar/schizo-affective disorder. With her secrets recorded in unsent letters...


The Fireman's Fair

by Josephine Humphreys

In the aftermath of the storm of the century, Rob Wyatt, a thirty-two-year-old Charleston bachelor, finds himself assessing his life as well as his property damage. Life changes culminate at the annual Volunteer...


The Pioneers

by JamesFenimore Cooper & Donald A. Ringe

In this classic novel, James Fenimore Cooper portrays life in a new settlement on New York's Lake Otsego in the closing years of the eighteenth century. He describes the year's cycle: the turkey shoot at Christmas,...


Rich in Love

by Josephine Humphreys

At the age of seventeen, Lucille Odom finds herself in the middle of an unexpected domestic crisis. As she helps guide her family through its discontent, Lucille discovers in herself a woman rich in wisdom,...


Sparta

by Roxana Robinson

Going from peace to war can make a young man into a warrior. Going from war to peace can destroy him.

 

Conrad Farrell has no family military heritage, but as a classics major at Williams College, he has encountered...


Note to Self

by Alina Simone

A witty, keenly observant look at our Internet-obsessed culture

Anna Krestler is adrift. The Internet has draped itself, kudzu-like, over her brain, which makes it even more difficult to confront the question...


Idiopathy

by Sam Byers

A debut novel of love, narcissism, and ailing cattle

Idiopathy (ɪdɪˈɒpəθi): a disease or condition which arises spontaneously or for which the cause is unknown.

Idiopathy: a novel as unexpected as its title,...


Flat Water Tuesday

by Ron Irwin

The son of a working-class cabinet maker, Rob Carrey arrives on the prestigious Fenton School's campus with a scholarship to row...and a chip on his shoulder. Generations of austere Fenton men have led...


Coyote Moon

by John A. Miller

You may think Field of Dreams meets Cocoon, or perhaps, The Natural meets Love Story, some may even say that it's Ball Four clashing with Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time.

But, John Miller's Coyote Moon...


Cinnamon and Gunpowder

by Eli Brown

A gripping adventure, a seaborne romance, and a twist on the tale of Scheherazade—with the best food ever served aboard a pirate’s ship

The year is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped...


Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle

by Vladimir Nabokov

Published two weeks after his seventieth birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one of Nabokov's greatest masterpieces, the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist.  It tells a love story troubled by incest.  But...


Bend Sinister

by Vladimir Nabokov

The first novel Nabokov wrote while living in America and the most overtly political novel he ever wrote, Bend Sinister is a modern classic.  While it is filled with veiled puns and characteristically delightful...


Look at the Harlequins!

by Vladimir Nabokov

A dying man cautiously unravels the mysteries of memory and creation. Vadim is a Russian emigre who, like Nabokov, is a novelist, poet and critic. There are threads linking the fictional hero with his creator...


The Gift

by Vladimir Nabokov

The Gift is the last of the novels Nabokov wrote in his native Russian and the crowning achievement of that period in his literary career.  It is also his ode to Russian literature, evoking the works of Pushkin,...


Laughter in the Dark

by Vladimir Nabokov

Albinus, a respectable, middle-aged man and aspiring filmmaker, abandons his wife for a lover half his age: Margot, who wants to become a movie star herself. When Albinus introduces her to Rex, an American movie...


Despair

by Vladimir Nabokov

Extensively revised by Nabokov in 1965--thirty years after its original publication--Despair is the wickedly inventive and richly derisive story of Hermann, a man who undertakes the perfect crime--his own murder....


Pale Fire

by Vladimir Nabokov

In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a...


King, Queen, Knave

by Vladimir Nabokov

The novel is the story of Dreyer, a wealthy and boisterous proprietor of a men's clothing emporium store.  Ruddy, self-satisfied, and thoroughly masculine, he is perfectly repugnant to his exquisite but cold...


The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

by Vladimir Nabokov

"Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically." -- John Updike

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight is a perversely magical literary detective story -- subtle, intricate, leading...